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Eco-friendly Garbage Bags Mandatory Next Year in Seoul

Eco-friendly Garbage Bags Mandatory Next Year in Seoul

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government reported on Wednesday that it will push to completely replace public and home standard plastic garbage bag in 25 districts with eco-friendly garbage bags by the year 2020. First of all, the city will switch from public standard plastic garbage bags to eco-friendly ones used [...]

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) reported on Tuesday that it will push for “Animal Medical Service” to support animal registration and neutering operations on pets of the underprivileged in order to prevent animal abandonment. A Seoul city official reported that the pet neutralization surgery prevents unwanted breeding and prevents [...]

Seoul to Double Number of Shared Cars to 10,000 by 2022

Seoul to Double Number of Shared Cars to 10,000 by 2022

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of shared cars operating in Seoul will double over the next three years, as part of the municipality’s eco-friendly policies, officials said Monday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it will secure a fleet of 10,000 shared cars by May 2022 and expand discounts and parking space for [...]

50,000 Won in Gifts for Those Who Adopt Abandoned Pets

50,000 Won in Gifts for Those Who Adopt Abandoned Pets

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced on Thursday that it will give 50,000 won (US$42.46) worth of congratulatory gifts to citizens who adopt abandoned animals under a business agreement with Samsung Card Co., the credit card arm of South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group. Under the agreement, the SMG [...]

Photo of Seoul Mayor Inspires Company to Build Ice Pack Air Conditioner

Photo of Seoul Mayor Inspires Company to Build Ice Pack Air Conditioner

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Last summer, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon did a ‘one-month stay’ in a rooftop house in Seoul without a single air conditioner. He coursed through the summer’s blazing heat with a single electric fan, gifted to him by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. His modest lifestyle inspired many, particularly when [...]